by Kasie West
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.
So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.
She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.
I was really in the mood for a contemporary, so when I was on amazon and saw that The Distance Between Us had been released on kindle I just bought it straight away. I'd been waiting for this one to come out for ages because it sounds awesome and I knew I just had to have it.
I dove straight into it and instantly fell in love with the story. It follows out main character Caymen who lives with her mum above the doll shop she owns. Caymen is working in the shop when an extremely handsome and rich guy walks in. This is Xander Spence. After all her mothers warnings, Caymen knows she shouldn't spend time with him, but he seems to get her and she finds herself starting to really like him.
I loved Caymen! She was so sarcastic and funny that I connected with him immediately. I loved seeing peoples reactions to her when she spoke because they had no idea whether she was being serious or not. It was hilarious! She's such a great character.
And then we have Xander. I instantly liked Xander as well. I knew that he was going to be different from the guys that Caymen's mum warned her off. He was so persistent in getting to know Caymen and wanting to be friends with her. He was such a nice, sweet character.
So it turned out that there were a few secrets being kept in this book. Caymen's mother hadn't been completely honest with her and it caused a lot of problems for them throughout the book, but especially towards the end. Her mother was kind of acting like a bitch when she was trying to tell Caymen what to do. She made split judgments about people that were completely wrong and led to a lot of problems and secrets being uncovered.
Caymen and Xander's relationship was a complicated one. He was constantly in the public eye for being the face of his fathers hotel business and there were so many articles and rumors that caused problems. On Caymen's side, trust and her mother were the issue. Caymen didn't believe Xander or really trust him and her mother was constantly trying to stop them being together. It made an interesting story and I loved seeing Caymen and Xander together because they were so good for each other. They helped each other a lot.
There was a lot of other stuff going on in this book that I'm not going to mention because I don't want to spoil anything :)
But I just loved it. It was such a cute, summery read that I definitely recommend. I can't wait to read more of Kasie West's books!